Nike Field Hockey Camp at Manhattanville College
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The 2019 field hockey camp in Purchase, NY, led by Head Coach Kevin Kelly, is designed to provide players all skill levels the opportunity to train, compete, and improve before the start of their school and club teams in a day camp setting.
Our pre-season field hockey camp is designed to help campers hone in on their skills, get in mental game mode, and prepare for the pace and rigor of the fall season.
- Instruction from prominent college and former or current collegiate athletes
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Futures program
- Special goalkeeping instruction
- All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Camp Director Kevin Kelly
The winningest coach in program history, Kevin Kelly completed his 11th season at the helm of the Manhattanville field hockey team in 2018.View Kevin Kelly's Bio ⟩
The only coach in program history to record four double-digit win totals, Kelly is the program's all-time winningest coach with 76 victories at Manhattanville. In addition, the team's three straight 11-win seasons from 2011 to 2013 are the third-most successful three-year stretch in program history and mark only the fourth time ever that a Valiant field hockey program has achieved double-digit wins three years in a row.
In 2016 Kelly helped guide a small squad to their first MAC Freedom postseason berth since 2011, earning the fourth seed in the MAC Freedom Tournament and also an ECAC Division III Field Hockey Tournament berth. Defender Bregje Smits led four All-Conference honorees and was also named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III South Atlantic All-Region team after scoring 15 goals on the year.
Kelly helped lead the team to third-straight 11-8 record in 2013, placing the team in a four-way tie for second place in the competitive Freedom Conference. Manhattanville's record-setting attack ranked eighth in Division III by averaging 4.26 goals per game and set new program records with 81 goals, 43 assists and 207 points as a team. Senior Amanda DeChent matched her program and Freedom Conference single-season records with 30 goals and 73 points to earn her second straight NFHCA All-American selection, NFHCA All-South Region first-team honor and Freedom Conference Player of the Year award.
In his fourth season with the Valiants, Kelly delivered Manhattanville to a Freedom Conference Tournament appearance for the first time. The team came out of the gates hot, tying the program record for best nine-game start to a season with an 8-1 mark, and saw four Valiants named to the All-Freedom Conference second team, the most All-Conference honorees since the program's first year in the conference in 2003.
Kelly came to Manhattanville from Rye High School, where he served as the head coach of the varsity field hockey team for 30 years. He experienced unparalleled success at the school, posting a career record of 391-56-9 (.867), and built a resume that includes four New York State championships, five regional titles and nearly 20 league championships in addition to three Section 1 Coach of the Year honors. Kelly, whose Rye program was named the "Team of the Decade" by New York State, finished his high school career with the second-highest win total among active New York coaches.
This year we are offering a Day Camp that runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm daily. Camp is geared towards girls, ages 10-18, of all ability levels. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 Camp Dates
- August 12-15
This camp is open to girls, ages 10-18, of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level. Campers will master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games and competitive play.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
CAMP DATES: August 12-15
- Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: 8:30am on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday at 2:30pm. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will follow immediately after.
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily field hockey instruction
- Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a STX package (reversible jersey, ball, water bottle, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Players Grouped by: ability, age, years of experience
- Equipment Needed: Hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment)
- Inclement Weather Plan: In the case of a cancelled day due to rain, Friday will be used as a make up day.
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00am Campers arrive, warm up
- 9:15-11:30am Skills and small game tactics
- 11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
- 12:15-12:45pm Lecture and demonstration
- 1:00-3:00pm Drills, games, and scrimmaging
- 3:00pm Campers depart
Manhattanville College is located in the village of Harrison near Purchase, New York, in suburban Westchester County, north of New York City.
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August 17, 2018: She had a great time team building with her team mates from school as well as the counselors, whom she said were wonderful. My Daughter took another area program last year & this one was sooooo much better! Your group of coaches are wonderful!!!!! Despite being tired & sore at the end of every day, Ryen's enthusiasm to go back the next day never wavered... & I believe that was due to her great coaches. Thank You so Much!!!!
— Elizabeth G. Parent
We will be back!
August 17, 2018: My daughter got to work with girls from her school which was great for upcoming season. She will be back!
— Cynthia E. Parent
Aug 20, 2017: Hannah really enjoyed every aspect of the camp...working out, learning skills, engaging in games. She spoke very highly of the counselor that worked with her group...sorry, I don't remember her name!
— Mary C. Parent
August 19, 2017: Physical conditioning (boot camp) was outstanding.
— Joseph D. Parent
Good Opportunity to improve skills!
August 18, 2017: Sophia loved the camp and felt she got good opportunity to improve her goal keeping skills.
— Amy M. Parent
August 25, 2016: Great camp to learn the basics and intricate details of field hockey!
— Visalakshi S. Camper
August 22, 2016: As a true beginner, my daughter came away with such enthusiasm, it was awesome. She made her schools team and is doing great!
— Kerry C. Parent
Helped my beginner
August 24, 2015: The camp gave my daughter confidence that she would be able to successfully try out for her 7th grade Modified team having basic skills in place before try outs begin.
— Lynda H. Parent
August 20, 2015: I had a great time at the Nike field hockey camp, making lasting memories. I made new friends, while working on important skills. The staff was nice and helpful, and the drills were intense and helped me become a stronger player. Thank you Nike field hockey camp and staff!
— Isabel O. Camper
August 15, 2015: I would 100% recommend this camp, my daughter loved it and can't wait to go back next year. She met a lot of girls from other schools and said everyone was welcoming regardless of your skill level.
— Laura S. Parent
Can't wait to return
My daughter went to camp with no playing experience. She developed skills, learned the game, and did not feel intimidated. She had a wonderful time, and can't wait to return.
— Parent '14
Most productive camp
Dear New Camper, I've been to a couple of camps in my past 3 years playing, but this was by far my favorite and most productive! I learned so much in just 4 days and became more aware of certain physical and mental skills needed to apply in game situations. I also become more confident with the many scrimmages we played, that were coached by some of the girls who play for the college. Seeing them play was also fun to see the skill you need to compete at that level! The coaching staff was great and I was able to make a lot of new friends while I was there too! I highly recommend this camp, I had so much fun and learned so much!
— Camper '14
Learned so much
I learned so much at this camp. I improved so much and learned things I didn't know. I would go back next year and recommended others to this camp.
— Camper '14
Learned a lot
I had the best time! I learned a lot, but had fun too.
— Camper '13
My daughter had a wonderful experience and was able to develop her skills and confidence.
— Parent '13
Great for all skill levels
Challenged my Varsity Player and helped her get in shape for tryouts. At the same time, taught my beginner 6th grader the fundamentals of the game. Made it fun for both - even though neither girl had friends at the camp.
— Parent '13
My daughter learned more in 4 days then she did a full season at her school. My daughter had a wonderful experience and has new confidence for this 8th grade fall season in the sport she loves.
— Parent '12
Get in shape for your season
I would recommend this camp to other field hockey players. It got me into shape, it was very organized, and I met new people. This camp also taught me many new skills to use.
— Camper '12
Perfect for pre-season
Perfect camp for preparing for pre-season. Great coaching, and an opportunity to practice with players from all over. It really helped me show up totally ready on the first day of pre-season. Highly recommend it to any varsity or jv player.
— Camper '12
Will definitely return
This camp was a great experience that aided getting into shape before preseason. It was fun to just get my stick on the ball again this summer and I will definitely return next year.
High intensity training
It is a great camp to improve your skills. The intensity level is what it should be for high school student FH players. The coaches are funny, talented, and really care about improving your skills as well as you having a good experience. I highly recommend this camp.